Because it's buried under a thick canopy of mustard, onion, sweet-pickle relish, a dill-pickle spear, tomato slices, pickled peppers, celery salt—and notably lacking in ketchup—a Chicago-style hot dog can be difficult to identify. Learn its distinguishing characteristics with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Chicago-style comfort fare at Fat Dan's Deli, located on Broad Ripple Avenue.
Fat Dan's Deli mirrors the Windy City in every crevice of its comfy cloister of Chi-town culture, from the Cubs and Bears memorabilia that line the walls to the massive menu of classic Chicago-style comestibles lined in wax paper. Meat lovers flock to Fat Dan's for the real Chicago dog ($4.75) and slow-smoked favorites such as the Porky's brisket ($8.25), while the meat abstaining can choose to subsist on Fat Dan's seasoned hand-cut fries ($2.75), but are nonetheless encouraged to ride the dairy train with Peyton's Grilled Cheezy, a quadruple melt of cheddar, provolone, velveeta, and swiss served on buttery multi-grain bread ($4.25). And because a craving for link-based sustenance cannot be contained within normal business hours, Fat Dan's is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays to serve the late-night sausage needs of bar-hoppers and zombie Ditka.
- Fat Dan’s fries are, in short, delicious and are enough of a draw on their own to merit a visit (though we realize it’s unlikely you’ll stop with just fries). – Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal
- There aren't a whole lotta places in Indy with an effortless sense of place, something the French refer to as terroir. That reference is somewhat ironic, since I’m about to introduce Fat Dan’s Chicago Style Deli, a perfect setting for that classic Saturday Night Live scene touting ’Da Bears. But it’s true. And so is Fat Dan’s Chicago style. – Jennifer Litz, NUVO
815 Broad Ripple Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220Get Directions